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Programming from Scratch
Future video game designers and developers--press start! The Franklin Institute is peeling back the interface to show the technology behind video game design and what it takes to develop and understand the scripts that run the games.

Game on! In this coding adventure, aspiring innovators will develop early skills in using Scratch, the simple yet powerful programming language for children. Challenged to step into the shoes of game designers, guests will first build a game controller, then be introduced to the code that runs the game, and finally become game developers themselves and create their own version of the game.

One adult may accompany every child with purchase of museum admission. You may purchase museum admission here.


Upcoming Events:

Sunday, July 22
Sunday, August 12
Saturday, August 18


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Using Your Telescope: A Workshop with Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts
July 28, September 29

Have a telescope and want to know how to use it? Unsure of how best to use it to navigate the skies? Or, just want to learn the basics of telescopes?

Who better to learn from than The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts.

Bring your scope and join Pitts for an interactive introduction to your telescope—from how to set it up to what to look for in the night sky. Our goal is for you to leave with a new-found sense of how to explore and appreciate the wonders of the night sky.

The three-hour workshop includes a 45-minute celestial navigation orientation in the Fels Planetarium, a broad telescope overview, ending with 60-minute personal instruction.
This workshop is limited to the first 25 attendees. Must bring your own telescope.


Buying a Telescope: A Workshop with Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts

October 6

Thinking of buying a telescope, but with so many options, which one is right?

Before you buy, join Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts for an exploration of telescopes—from the various scopes to the different lenses. Pitts will guide you through how telescopes differ, which is right for you, and what objects in the sky are best to look at. Our goal is for you to leave with a new-found understanding of the options available so you can soon explore and appreciate the wonders of the night sky.

The three-hour workshop includes a 45-minute celestial navigation orientation in the Fels Planetarium, a broad telescope overview, ending with 60-minute personal instruction.
This workshop is limited to the first 25 attendees.

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